10 Incredible Female Motivational Speakers to Inspire Your Team

Olga Nitschke 14 February 2023

10 Incredible Female Motivational Speakers to Inspire Your Team

There’s no doubt about it, it has been a testing few years, and more challenges are coming – both for businesses and individuals. We naturally reach out to specialists for advice and guidance, even for some predictions of what’s coming. However, it’s important to remember the other aspect of weathering the storms – our resilience.

Motivation is one of the keys – people need to be inspired and shown that overcoming challenges of different magnitudes is possible.

Why should you book a female motivational speaker?

Who better to inspire a crowd than incredible women who overcame various adversities and succeeded in their field?

Entrepreneurs, leaders, athletes and scientists. Our speakers come from all walks of life, and now share their incredible stories and experiences they’ve gained throughout their lives.

Lifting spirits, pulling everyone to one goal and preparing to face and overcome challenges are just a few things a talented motivational speaker can add to an event.

Below we’ve highlighted a (very) small handful of inspirational female speakers available to host, speak or moderate your upcoming event.


Belinda Parmar

Belinda Parmar OBE is an empathy and transformation expert. As Founder and CEO of The Empathy Business (formerly Lady Geek), Belinda is transforming how companies understand and engage with their staff, customers and stakeholders, sharing why empathy matters and how it can be harnessed to deliver better business.

Belinda educates companies on how nurturing a more empathetic culture will increase not only staff productivity but will make a real difference to the bottom line.

Her exuberant personality is as compelling as her innovative and unique brand. Able to host a panel debate or deliver a keynote speech, Belinda is an expert in empathy, behavioural economics, technology and the changing workforce.

Beth Mead

Beth Mead is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal and the England national team. Beth was a player in the Lioness team at UEFA Women's Euro 2022, where she won the Golden Boot, Player of the Tournament, and Top Assist Provider. This made her the only English player to win both the Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament at the Euros or World Cup.

Beth's determination in dealing with adversity, disappointments, and injuries to return stronger makes her a genuine role model and a superior motivational speaker.

Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff began her competitive motorsport career over twenty years ago, making history at the 2014 British Grand Prix by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend in 22 years. Following her retirement from driving in 2015 and as part of her commitment to fostering positive change within the sport, in 2016, Susie launched Dare To Be Different, a call to action aimed squarely at driving female talent by inspiring the next generation and increasing female participation in all levels and aspects of motorsport.

In her talks, Susie shares her stories and lessons learned, with a goal to inspire, connect and empower everyone to be their best.

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is a former Team GB Paralympic gold medallist with a charismatic personality and a truly inspiring story. Liz shares her journey in overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and explains how the obstacles life throws at us can help us achieve success, which includes losing her mother days before she went to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Liz speaks as an Olympic gold medallist and uniquely as an entrepreneur. Someone whose charisma shines through even whilst she is demystifying disability and changing perceptions.

Her unstoppable enthusiasm, energy and resilience make her an excellent motivational speaker.

Anna-Marie Watson

Performance coach, endurance athlete, and motivational speaker Anna-Marie Watson is well-versed in the art of working at the top of your game. Founder of the consultancy business Reach for More, Anna-Marie lives and breathes this motto herself, advocating peak performance, world-class leadership and intense motivation, she will inspire any audience.

In her consultancy, Anna-Marie supports a range of coaching clients and companies exploring ideas around performance, leadership and transition. Tailoring her services to individual needs, she works closely with her clients to help them reach their own positive mindset and personal goals.

A motivational speaker specialising in mental resilience, leadership, coaching and teamwork, Anna-Marie is a brilliant speaker on these issues in the workplace with all kinds of organisations.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo is a top management expert, VP of Facebook product design, and the bestselling author of The Making of a Manager. Her book works as an “everything-you-need-to-know field guide” for leaders to rock their job, learn confidence, and lead their teams to new horizons.

Julie has led teams behind some of Facebook’s most popular mobile and web services, such as Facebook’s News Feed, the “like” button, and user profiles. As Facebook grew, so did her role; now, she leads a team of more than 250 employees.

Julie shares her vast experience with her audience, as well as her knowledge and passion for new designs and technology, inspiring them to get out of their comfort zones and giving the audience the confidence to experiment.

Dame Katherine Grainger

One of London 2012’s shining stars, inspirational rower Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, is Britain's most decorated female Olympian, winning medals at five consecutive Olympic Games. Uniquely for the sport, she is a world champion in all possible boat classes: the single, double, pair, quad and eight.

Today she invests her considerable talents into the role of Chair at UK Sport, the UK's high-performance agency, where she builds on the commitment to excellence she witnessed as an athlete.

Adept at facing adversity and unimaginable challenges, Katherine’s momentous success story speaks to all audiences on the rewards of fierce determination. The world champion offers insights into leadership, teamwork and the key to success.

Dame Stella Rimington

Former Director of the Security Services (MI5), Dame Stella Rimington, reached the pinnacle of a male-dominated world and is one of the most engaging speakers on the corporate circuit. Stella’s success story and covert anecdotes make her one of the most sought-after keynote speakers.

She was appointed Director General of MI5 in 1992, the first woman to hold the post and the first Director General to be publicly named. During her time as Director General, she pursued a policy of greater openness for MI5.

A real-life agent, Stella is the inspiration for her fictional counterpart, the character “M”, played by Dame Judi Dench in the James Bond 007 films.

An excellent keynote speaker, she is available to discuss security and risk, terrorism and leadership, drawing on her wealth of brilliant experience.

Jean Tomlin

London 2012 – the most successful Olympic Games in history – run by a dedicated team of 200,000 staff which were put together by HR Director Jean Tomlin – leading a scheme with no room for failure. A stand-out leader Jean took charge of a mammoth team and carved out London’s history as she aided the fruition of the 2012 games. An expert in people management and customer service, Jean is proficient in offering innovative insights to a corporate audience.

She oversaw the workforce, management and recruitment of the team, which comprised 8,000 paid staff, 70,000 volunteers and at least 100,000 contractors.

Planning and implementing diversity and inclusion, organisation design and industrial relations, and her HR position contributed to Jean’s OBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.

On the speaking circuit, Jean can relay her expertise on human resources change management and top-level leadership.

Bianca Miller-Cole

Young, confident, and knowledgeable, Bianca Miller-Cole made it to the final of The Apprentice with skill, determination, an admirable talent for sidestepping obstacles, and in front of an audience of millions to boot. Flush with the success of her enterprise, she went on to found The Be Group – a business which enables others to improve their personal development and raise their profiles. As well as running her business, Bianca facilitates workshops and speaks on a range of issues, including personal branding and people management.

Bianca has become extremely popular for her keynote and guest speaking appearances due to her ability to cultivate an inspired workforce and her ability to engage an audience with actionable content and key takeaways.

Able to share her story of success and offer business insights, Bianca inspires generations with her unwavering passion and entrepreneurial skills.

Book A Female Motivational Speaker to Inspire Your Team

Those are just some of our exceptional female speakers. You can see many more on our dedicated page for female motivational speakers.

At Speakers Corner, we find the perfect speaker for your event. Tell us about what you hope to achieve from your event, and we’ll find the speaker who best fits the bill.

For further information or to book a female motivational speaker, call us at +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk.

Speakers Corner Newsletter

* indicates required

Have an enquiry?

Send us a message online and we'll respond within the hour during business hours. Alternatively, please call us our friendly team of experts on +44 (0) 20 7607 7070.

Speakers Corner (London) Ltd,
Ground and Lower Ground Floor,
5-6 Mallow Street,